Friday, June 02, 2006

Egypt bans 'The Da Vinci Code' -

Egypt bans 'The Da Vinci Code' -- Middle East Times: "'It isn't going to be shown here because they are afraid the Christians will get upset and say it is the conspiracy by the Muslims and the government,' says Joseph Fahim, a Cairo film critic. 'But, according to the reviews from Cannes, the film isn't very good anyway, so we shouldn't be too upset.'

Coptic Christians, the remnants of the first Christian church in history, make up approximately 10 percent of the population in Egypt.

According to a statement released by Jordan, Egypt's neighbor, which has also banned the film, the film 'tarnishes the memory of Christian and Islamic figures and contradicts the truth as written in the Bible and the Koran about Jesus'. "

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